William and Mary won for the fourth-straight time, getting by a young, feisty Howard team, 84-79, in overtime Saturday at Howard's Burr Gymnasium in Washington, D.C.
The Tribe improved to 4-3, while Howard fell for the seventh-straight time, sinking to 2-7 after the Bison won their first two games of the season.
William & Mary freshman forward Omar Prewitt led the Tribe with 24 points. Tribe junior guard Marcus Thornton added 14 points, including tying the game at 71 with :17 left in regulation and a crucial three-pointer in overtime that gave William & Mary a 77-73 lead.
Howard freshman forward Prince Okoroh led all scorers with a game-high 40 points. Tribe freshman guard James Daniel chipped in with 22 points.
With 1:31 left to play, a pair of James Daniel free throws gave Howard a 68-67 lead. Okoroh added to that on a free throw with 1:05 to make it 69-67. But William & Mary senior forward Tim Rusthoven tied it again, 69-69, on two free throws with :55 remaining.